TCL immediately teased that it could be launching its first Google TVs this 12 months. The corporate made the announcement at its digital CEs press convention (by way of Android Police), however it was gentle on particulars. aside from it could be coming “later this 12 months.”
The brand new Google TV is an improve over Android TV that Google debuted in the summertime. It introduced new life to the outdated platform, refocusing its interface on the breadth of content material that was out there and serving to customers discover exhibits they’d be thinking about extra readily. It was a departure from the app-based interface that Android TV pushed, and one which was well-received.
Reviewing the Google TV interface at launch, Android Central’s Joe Maring praised it closely, saying:
I’ve completely loved all the things else about Google TV. I like that it is built-in all through your entire interface as a substitute of being a standalone app the way in which Apple handles its TV software, it is ten instances simpler to seek out new exhibits to observe, and including a present to your watchlist from Google Search additionally provides it to your Google TV watchlist (which is incredible). None of those options would matter if Google had a bunch of lacking gaps with supported companies, so having nearly all main streaming apps built-in from day one means we get to make use of an precise accomplished product somewhat than a work-in-progress. Coming from Google, that is an enormous deal.
In different phrases, we’ve quite a bit to stay up for when TCL begins rolling these out on their TVs.
On than that, TCL also announced new Roku TV fashions, launching a refresh of its 6 Collection line this morning at CES. It introduced an XL Assortment of jumbo-sized TVs, bringing 85-inch TVs to its viewers.